Monday, June 7, 2010

Eric Whitacre "Choral Music"

Eric Whitacre's ability to capture the essence of emotion in choral music has astounded me since the first time I had the opportunity to perform his "Sleep."  A new CD of his music is available from one of my other favorite artists, the Elora Festival Singers.   This includes one of my favorite of Whitacre's compositions, an intense envisioning of Samuel 18:33 "When David Heard."

NPR has a great write-up on it with audio samples:
First Listen: Eric Whitacre, 'Choral Music'

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